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Total Commissions MTO Pilot Plant

12:25 PM MDT | October 3, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Total Petrochemicals has inaugurated a €45-million ($65 million) pilot plant at Feluy, Belgium that will demonstrate novel technologies to produce olefins and polyolefins from methanol. The plant uses the UOP-Hydro methanol-to-olefins (MTO) process to convert methanol into ethylene and propylene, as well as heavy olefins. The heavy olefins are converted mainly into propylene using the UOP-Total olefin cracking process. All of the ethylene and propylene is converted into polyolefins at a pilot polymerization unit at Total’s Feluy R&D center. About...

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